2020 in one word
— Twitter (@Twitter) December 3, 2020
It’s been one hella year. I mean, it still is. Even though we are close to leaving the cursed number 2020 behind, from what we’ve seen so far, the chances that it won’t go according to plan are, let’s put it this way, quite high. Continue reading »
“Disney Lockdown”: Artist Creates A ‘Realistic Disney’ Series Where He Imagines Famous Characters Living In 2020
We tend to romanticize Disney characters. We see them as someone to look up to. But what if becoming just like them was way easier than we think? What if they were just like regular people with regular quirks, regular mannerisms, and regular problems? That’s the question that Indonesian Photoshop artist Andhika Muksin (previously) is answering by inserting Disney princes and princesses into real life and imagining what would happen. It’s time to take our rose-colored glasses off. Continue reading »
As you can see from this collection of outfits from various designers, the Summer of 2020 is all about the celebration of manliness! Scroll down and be inspired (or not)! Continue reading »
Water — this was the theme of this year’s HIPA photography contest. The awards were announced on June 7, 2020 and the Grand Prize of 120k dollars went to Jasmine Carey from Australia for her stunning and ethereal photo of a mother Humpback whale sleeping beside her 2-week-old baby. Carey took the photo while underwater in the Kingdom of Tonga, in the South Pacific. Continue reading »
Created by the World Photography Organisation and sponsored by Sony, the Sony World Photography Awards has four competitions: Professional, Open, Youth and Student. It is one of the world’s largest and prestigious photography competitions, with more than 345,000 images from 203 countries and territories submitted across the four competitions for the 2020 edition. More than 135,000 images were entered into the Professional competition this year – the highest entries to date.
Below you will enjoy winners from all four competitions, plus the Alpha Female Award and Latin America Professional Award winners – both new awards for 2020.
“Seeds of Resistance is a body of work that pairs photographs of landscapes and territories in danger from mining and agriculture businesses with portraits of the activists fighting to conserve them. Nantu is an indigenous man from the Achuar Nation of Ecuador who leads a project of solar-powered river boats. Indigenous and traditional populations refuse to abandon their land, even when it has been completely destroyed”. (Photo by Pablo Albarenga/Sony World Photography Awards 2020) Continue reading »
The 92nd Oscars is almost upon us, and it’s time for one of our favourite pre-event activities: checking out Olly Gibbs’ annual Oscars project. For the past seven years, Gibbs has taken each of the nominations for the Best Picture gong and encapsulated the essence of the movie on an Oscars statuette. Scroll down for a look at our favourites this year. Continue reading »
From the blog that started it all, the Dog Shaming 2020 Wall Calendar features photo collages of the funniest and cutest pup-etrators with signs describing their transgressions. Continue reading »
The 2020 Sony World Photography Awards are now taking entries, and the organizers were once again kind enough to share some of their early photos with us, gathered here. This year’s competition has an expanded youth-competition schedule, a new overall environment category, and two new awards: the Latin America Professional Award, and the China National Student Award. Entries in the open competition will be accepted until January 7, 2020. Captions here were written by the photographers.
Sheep Herd. Open, Motion category. “The hard and dusty journey of a sheep herd in Bitlis, Turkey.” (F. Dilek Uyar, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards) Continue reading »
White Elephant Party coming up? Yankee Swap? Secret Santa? Do you know someone who loves dogs…too much? This 12 month 2020 calendar of pooping dogs will be the most memorable gift you give this year. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving; each month reveals yet another beautiful pooch answering nature’s call. Continue reading »
The new Jungbauernkalender 2020 is out and can be ordered now. This time 12 young men and 12 women come from Upper Bavaria, Lower Bavaria, Upper Franconia, Swabia and Upper Palatinate. Six girls come from Austria. The calendar is a joint project of the Bavarian Young Farmers Association and the Austrian Young Farmers Association. Continue reading »
Photographer David LaChapelle best known for his surreal celebrity portraits has teamed up with Lavazza to create their 2020 calendar. Shot in Hawaii, his shoot is a hymn to the relationship between humankind and the natural word. Continue reading »
Paolo Roversi has recruited ten women—Emma Watson, Kristen Stewart, Yara Shahidi, Mia Goth, Chris Lee, Claire Foy, Mia Goth, Indya Moore, and Rosalía Vila Tobella—to interpret the role of Shakespeare’s Juliet for the Pirelli 2020 calendar. Shot in Paris and Verona over a week in May, the calendar sees them act, pose, sing; each through their own emotion, art form, personality, character, and interpretation of the role. Although the final pictures are yet to be revealed, go behind-the-scenes and see the first images here. Continue reading »